Oprah Receives Honorary Oscar

The media mogul gets recognized for her achievements.
2:23 | 11/13/11

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Oprah Winfrey is already one of the most powerful people the entertainment industry but the -- -- think she has not achieved until now was an Academy Award. Now she has an honorary want to put on her -- and -- Cameron mathison was there as Oscar. -- -- -- Imaginable. That I would be standing before you. Vote did by the board of confidence. -- at the governor's awards as Oprah Winfrey accepted the -- Herschel humanitarian award from the academy of motion picture arts and science. I don't know any -- anyone. Who would. Be more -- what this really means is that all of us can make a difference to them like that -- -- Oprah Oscar nominated for the color purple was honored for her for -- She's always thinking about how she can help there's increasing the literacy level of this country -- your passion for books. Tonight belongs to officer is one of -- National if not world treasures actor James Earl Jones and makeup artist -- Smith were awarded honorary Oscars life. But it was a Harlem student not -- star who presented Oprah -- her humanitarian award after explaining that she earned a scholarship through the Oprah Winfrey foundation. Last year I applied to seven congress'. -- -- -- -- -- -- And so when I say thank you. -- thank you comes from a place deep. -- than even I know because. It's not just for me. It's a man everybody who made -- possible. It's from every shoulder -- -- on every bridge -- ever crossed. Every story that's ever told every story. That ever. Imagine the state to be possible. Unimaginable. Even -- of for Good Morning America Cameron mathison. Double high five from guilder against key ally of the -- in the audience were emotional to -- faced anybody is also crying. An interesting night for her.

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